As part of the Consultations with Citizens initiative, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Marija Pejčinović Burić 27 November 2018 at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zagreb delivered a presentation titled “Ask Your Minister about Croatia and the EU”. The event wrapped up the Mladi EUključeni (Youth EUcluded) project for high school and university students aimed at informing young people about Croatia’s EU membership. The project war organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs to familiarize youth with the possibility the EU is offering them and underscore the importance of their inclusion.
In her address, Pejčinović Burić outlined the commitments and advantages of EU membership, talked about challenges that the Union is faced with, and underscored the importance of dialogue with the citizens, especially youth, as well as their inclusion into the creation of European policies and future.
The discussion that followed gave the students an opportunity to ask the minister all they wanted to know about the subject. They showed particular interest in the future of Europe, the challenges posed by Brexit and migrations, the role of Croatia’s foreign and European policy in the EU, the upcoming European Parliament elections, and Croatia’s presidency of the EU in 2020.